Required Readings (for all beginning students)

  • The Ultimate Guide to Tai Chi by The Best of Inside Kung Fu, edited by John R. Little and Curtis F. Wong
  • Integral Yoga Hatha by Swami Satchidananda

Students must read at least one book from the Suggested Reading list below:

Suggested Reading

  • Tai Chi for Health by Edward Maisel
  • Embrace Tiger Return to mountain- the essence of Tai Chi Chuan by Al Huang.
  • The Little Zen Companion by David Schiller
  • The Ronin by William Dale Jennings
  • The Inner Structure of Tai Chi by Mantak Chia and Juan Li
  • The I-Ching. Translated by Wilhelm Baynes
  • The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
  • The Way of Chuang Tzu by Thomas Merton
  • The Zen teachings of Master Lin Chi translated by Barton Watson
  • The Zen Teachings of Huang Po translated by Thomas Merton
  • The Three Pillars of Zen by Richard Kapleau
  • Zen Flesh Zen Bones by Paul Reps
  • Zen Mind beginners Mind Shunryu Suzuki
  • The Tao of Tai Chi Chuan by Da Liu
  • Movements of Majic by Bob Klein
  • Movements of Power by Bob Klein
  • The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan by Wong Kiew Kit
  • The Essence of Tai Chi by Wayson Liao
  • The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
  • Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi, translated by Thomas Cleary
  • The Yin Yang Butterfly by Valentine Chu
  • The Secret of the golden flower by Richard Wilhelm
  • The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba
  • Psychotherapy East and West by Alan Watts
  • Tao the watercourse way by Alan Watts
  • Zen in the art of archery by Eugen Herrigel
  • Chop Wood, Carry Water by Rick Fields
  • The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell
  • The following books are recommended for both the ESSF 1057 and Theatre 3210 Courses

  • The Bhagavad Gita translated by Juan Mascaro
  • The Mahabharata translated by William Buck
  • Shankara's Crest Jewel of Discrimination
  • Upanishads by translated by Juan Mascaro
  • Eight lectures on yoga by Alister Crowley
  • The Ramayana by R. K. Narayan
  • The Sermon on the mount according to Vedanta by Swami Prabhavananda
  • The gospel according to Zen edited by Robert Sohi and Audrey Carr
  • The Dhammapada by Juan Mascaro
  • Yoga the lyengar Way by Silva Mira and Shyam Mehta
  • Bhakti, Karma, Raja, Jnana, Yoga all by Swami Vivekananda
  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • How to know God the Yoga aphorisms of Pantanjali
  • A Chakra and Kundalini workbook by Dr. John Mumford
  • Yoga Therapy by Stella Weller
  • Yoga Mind Body by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika translated by Brian Dana Akers
  • The Song of the Bird by Anthony de Mello
  • Yoga for Fitness and Wellness by Ravi Dykema
  • Kama Sutra by Sir Richard Burton


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